New York Sports

Bills, Kyle Williams play wait-and-see on tackle’s future

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Kyle Williams is in no rush to determine his future. And the Buffalo Bills aren't going to push the defensive tackle into making a decision about returning for a 14th season any time soon in what's become an annual game of wait and ...

Avid football fan battling cancer gets trip to Disney World

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — An avid Buffalo Bills fan from Texas who's battling cancer has been given a trip to Disney World thanks to the efforts of a fan club known as the Bills Mafia. Ezra Castro is known as Pancho Billa for his game-day outfit that includes a sombrero and facemask in the NFL ...

Pats beat Bills 24-12, earn 10th straight AFC East title

By KYLE HIGHTOWER, AP Sports Writer FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — It's not every day that a team finds itself cheering for the one that beat it the season before in the Super Bowl. This isn't the typical season for the New England Patriots. Patriots players erupted in a loud cheer in the ...

Bills’ McCoy has rocky return on and off field

By GETHIN COOLBAUGH, Associated Press FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy had a rocky return from injury, both on and off the field. After missing one game with a hamstring injury, McCoy managed only nine yards on six carries and 10 yards on three catches in ...

NHL primes pump for future talent with transfer fees

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Hockey Writer When Rasmus Dahlin put pen to paper on his first NHL contract, the reverberations carried to Gothenburg and Lidkoping in his native Sweden. The No. 1 overall pick signing with the Buffalo Sabres earned Sweden more than $250,000 to put back into ...

Bills rookie Edmunds has made great strides this season

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Micah Hyde laughs at the recollection of just turned 20-year-old linebacker Tremaine Edmunds having difficulty spitting out calls in the defensive huddle during one of the Buffalo Bills first offseason practices in May. "They threw ...

Raiders sign quarterback Nathan Peterman to practice squad

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed quarterback Nathan Peterman to the practice squad. Oakland also signed linebacker Cayson Collins to the practice squad Wednesday. Peterman was a fifth-round draft pick by Buffalo in 2017 but was cut by the Bills last month after ...

Skinner, Eichel score twice as Sabres top Bruins 4-2

By GETHIN COOLBAUGH, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Jack Eichel fondly remembers sitting with his dad in the TD Garden stands, watching his favorite hockey players. The 22-year-old from nearby North Chelmsford was the star attraction Sunday night, and he didn't disappoint. Eichel had two ...

Bills youth movement is beginning to make an impact

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — First-round draft picks, quarterback Josh Allen and linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, might be the Buffalo Bills' most high-profile rookies making a notable impact this season. They're not the only ones. Though eliminated from playoff ...

Allen leads Bills to 14-13 win over Lions

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — After putting the Bills ahead with his arm, Josh Allen sealed Buffalo's 14-13 victory over the Detroit Lions with his leaping legs. All the rookie quarterback needed was a push. That's the way fullback Patrick DiMarco described ...

Skinner scores 22nd goal, Sabres beat Coyotes 3-1

By JONAH BRONSTEIN, Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres didn't need overtime, for a change. Jeff Skinner got his 22nd goal of the season, Casey Mittelstadt and Evan Rodrigues also scored and the Sabres beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-1 on Thursday night for their second ...

Bills’ McCoy won’t rule himself out after missing practice

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Don't count out LeSean McCoy just yet. Though the Bills running back missed practice Wednesday to nurse a sore left hamstring, McCoy told The Associated Press there's a chance he'll play in Buffalo's home game against the Detroit ...

Bills wary of Lions QB Stafford despite drop in production

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills safety Micah Hyde can't forget the one and only time he picked off Detroit's Matthew Stafford. It happened in the final minutes of Hyde's final regular-season game with the Packers, when he intercepted Stafford's attempt to ...

AP source: NFL fines umpire $9,300, reinstates him

By STEVEN WINE, AP Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) — A person familiar with the move says the NFL has fined umpire Roy Ellison $9,300 and reinstated him from administrative leave after his dispute in Miami with Buffalo Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes. The person confirmed the fine to The ...

Bills linebacker Matt Milano out with broken left leg

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills starting linebacker Matt Milano will miss the final three weeks of the season with a broken left leg, while the status of running backs LeSean McCoy and Chris Ivory are considered more promising. Milano had surgery for a ...

Claude Giroux’s goal, 3 assists send Flyers past Sabres 6-2

By JONAH BRONSTEIN, Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Claude Giroux was nervous about centering the Philadelphia Flyers' top line for the first time in two seasons. Once he settled in, Giroux guided the Flyers to their most goals in a game in nearly two months. Philadelphia's captain ...

NFL fines Bills’ Jerry Hughes $53K for yelling at official

NEW YORK (AP) — Buffalo defensive end Jerry Hughes was fined $53,482 by the NFL on Saturday for confronting an official in the tunnel after the Bills-Dolphins game last weekend. Hughes accused the official of calling him a vulgar name. "I'll catch you. I'll catch you, guaranteed," Hughes ...

Darnold leads Jets to 27-23 win over Allen, Bills

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Sam Darnold had difficulty containing his excitement after the New York Jets rookie enjoyed his first fourth-quarter comeback victory in the NFL. On the other side of the tunnel, Buffalo rookie Josh Allen had difficulty keeping his ...

Miscues cost Bills in 27-23 loss to New York Jets

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Coach Sean McDermott knows the Buffalo Bills aren't going to win too many more games if they keep allowing opponents to start drives at midfield — or beyond. "That wasn't part of the game plan, for them to start at the 48," ...

NFL refs back official accused of calling player vulgar name

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer The NFL Referees Association is questioning why the league isn't focusing more attention on Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes for threatening umpire Roy Ellison following Buffalo's game at Miami last weekend. Ellison has been placed on administrative leave ...